Posted by Seán Kyne TD in News.

The 2014 Sports Capital Programme announced at Government Buildings this morning will benefit 34 sports clubs and organisations in Galway city and county, including Claregalway, where the GAA Club is receiving €132,000—the highest amount of all the grants allocated in Galway City and County.

Commented Galway West and Mayo South Fine Gael TD, Seán Kyne: “I am delighted with today’s announcement by Minister Michael Ring of €2.04m in sports capital grants for Galway.

“Thirty-four groups and organisations will receive over €2 million which will go a long way towards improving facilities, buying new equipment and constructing new infrastructure.

“Nationally, €40 million is being made allocated to sports clubs and organisations across the country—a 25% increase on the funding level available in the last round of the Sports Capital Programme.

The funding is firmly rooted in the helping to realise the benefits which local sporting facilities bring to communities. By placing a limit on the maximum amount available in any one grant the Minister has ensured that as many organisations, and in turn communities, will benefit from this round of Sports Capital funding.

“Physical activity which is facilitated by sports groups is vital in promoting healthier lifestyles which has many benefits for all in society. Direct, targeted funding of sporting facilities at the local level will be crucial in meeting the aims of the Government’s ‘Healthy Ireland’ strategy.

“The funding announced today will help clubs and organisations in Galway and the West improve facilities and build on the important role they play in our communities,” concluded Deputy Kyne.

Galway €2,048,840
ARD Family Resource Centre €5,000
Ardrahan GAA (Cumann na Mhuire Ard Rathain) €112,000
Badóirí an Cladaig Teo €10,000
Ballinasloe GAA Club €91,000
Ballinasloe Show Ltd €25,000
Ballymoe FC €86,000
Barna GAA €52,000
Caherlistrane GAA Club €76,000
Castlegar GAA Club €102,000
Claregalway GAA Club €132,000
Corribdale Grounds Committee Ltd €50,000
Cortoon Shamrocks GAA Clulb €5,600
Cregmore/Claregalway Football Club Ltd €11,000
Cumann Mícheál Breathnach €102,000
Galway City Council €45,000
Galway City Council €74,000
Galway Rowing Club €50,000
Greenfields Hockey Club €5,240
Kilbeacanty GAA €74,000
Kilkerrin Community Development Centre Ltd €116,000
Killimor Recreation & Fitness Co Ltd €112,000
Kinvara GAA €91,000
Olympic Boxing Club €15,000
Oughterard AFC Ltd €86,000
Portumna GAA €50,000
Sarsfield GAA Club €112,000
Seamount College €10,000
Shiven Rovers AFC €76,000
St Patrick’s Primary School €25,000
St Brendan’s GAA Football Club €45,000
St Cuan’s College €25,000
St Thomas’ GAA €112,000
Sylane Hurling Club €42,000
Titans ABC Galway €24,000